Data Center Security

Hacking the Physical Data Center - Not just for Hollywood Movies

We have all seen big headline stories for years about confidential data breaches in retail, financial and a litany of other industries. Hollywood has done a great job of painting the picture about bad guys physically breaking into data centers…
Shrinking Data Center

As Data Center Footprint shrinks, the Importance of the Data Center Grows!

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Today, your data center is more important and essential than it has ever been! Let me explain. We are at a cross-roads in thinking for IT Infrastructures. For nearly 40 years (about the time when the first connected computing systems came…

Delivering IT in 2018 is All About Accountability!

It has always been incredibly difficult to align an organization's business needs and strategies with the underlying information technologies required to get there. For many years, the long-tenured IT organization was given a tremendous amount…

Fire Suppression Systems Bring Unexpected Risk

Hazards include server damage from loud noise during discharge of inert gas fire suppression systems By Kevin Heslin, with contributions from Scott Good and Pitt Turner A downtime incident in Europe has rekindled interest in a topic that…

Myths and Misconceptions Regarding the Uptime Institute’s Tier Certification System

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True or false? When it comes to Tier Certification, just ask Uptime Institute By Uptime Institute Staff Uptime Institute’s Tier Classification System for data centers has reached the two-decade mark. Since its creation in the mid-1990s,…

Top Considerations for Addressing Data Center Facilities Management Risks

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Uptime Institute recently published "Top Considerations for Addressing Data Center Facilities Management Risks," a guide for reducing data center risks in enterprise IT organizations . The guide comprises 14 top considerations useful for designing…

Japan’s Biggest Provider of Critical IT Services Earns M&O Stamp of Approval

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Nearly perfect M&O Stamp of Approval scores prove that NRI’s data centers operations are world class By Kevin Heslin Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. (NRI), a ¥18 billion ($US169 million) company that provides consulting, financial…

Highlights from Uptime Institute Symposium: Shanghai

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This week, Uptime Institute hosted its first major event in China, Uptime Institute Symposium: Shanghai. Over 400 invite-only attendees joined Uptime Institute for a day of collaborative learning at the Grand Hyatt. The photos below illustrate…

Reconsider Your Diesel Fuel Supply

New diesel formulations put your generators at risk By Bernard Oegema, Pat Smyth, Brian Ponstein, William “Bill” Klein, and Martin Wesolowski The increased use of biodiesel has increased the risk to the diesel infrastructure of data…

CenturyLink Benefits from Its Commitment to Excellence

David Meredith says that CenturyLink's involvement, including the M&O Stamp of Approval, with Uptime Institute provides mutual benefits. Uptime Institute's Risk Journal for IT Infrastructure is the most recent example. CenturyLink's commitment…